NASA’s Tiny Mars Copter ingenuity is still soaring after 12 successful flights

It was only to fly five times. Still, NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has completed 12 flights and is not ready to retire. Given its surprising and unexpected success, the US space agency extended Ingenuity’s mission indefinitely. The tiny helicopter has become the regular traveling companion of the Perseverance rover, whose main mission is to look … Read more

Mars Chopper: China develops miniature prototype helicopter for future missions

China has developed a prototype miniature helicopter for surveillance work on future missions to Mars, according to its space science agency, after the historic landing of a robotic rover on the Red Planet a few months ago. The prototype is similar in appearance to the Ingenuity robotic helicopter, developed by NASA for its Perseverance mission … Read more